first_img“It was massively important that the boys showed a lot of character after the first half to come back and get that point,” said Greening. We went there to come away with something, and believing that we could actually turn Worcester over. But it’s good that we finished with confidence and now we need a big game against Nottingham.”The Dragons had trailed 32-3 at the break and Greening admits there was more than a bit of soul searching in the London Welsh dressing room during the interval.  “I asked for a response at half-time and I’m very proud of the boys. We said ‘the only people who can change this is you and how you react will determine where we are going into next week’.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Phil Greening (C) during his international duty against Ireland in the Six Nations (2000) with Phil Vickery (L) and Jason Leonard(R)LONDON WELSH head coach Phil Greening says it’s all about momentum and not about finishing third as the Dragons complete their regular season fixture list against Nottingham at Old Deer Park on Saturday (2pm). The Dragons are guaranteed to finish fourth but can still pip the Cornish Pirates – who lead Welsh by four points – to a top three finish provided they slip up at Doncaster and Welsh do the business against Nottingham.However, Greening is not unduly unconcerned by where the Dragons finish, and sees Saturday more as an opportunity for Welsh to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat at Worcester and build some momentum ahead of the play-offs. “It really doesn’t matter; the two groups are going to be really tough anyway. Whoever’s in our group, whether it’s Worcester, Nottingham or whoever, it’s going to be tough,” he said.“It’s about momentum; I think we’ve got a lot to give. We’ve met the top four or five teams in the last few weeks and we’ve still got boys to come back, and I still think we’ve got a lot of growing to do. A win against Nottingham is crucial because we want to finish strongly at home. We want Old Deer Park to be a special place going into the play-offs.”Welsh will be keen to build on their second half performance against the Championship leaders at Sixways, which saw the Dragons fight back from 39-3 down to snatch a bonus point with four tries in the last 20 minutes. James Lewis crossed twice before Liam Gibson went over in the 79th minute and there was still time for Josh Drauniniu to race clear for his fourteenth try of the season. Welsh suffered a first half blitz at Sixways with Kai Horstmann, Marel Garvey, Andy Goode and Miles Benjamin all crossing, and Goode adding 12 points with the boot. “When you get a team that’s as clinical as Worcester you are going to get punished, and I thought Worcester were fantastic. Everything they did, they did on the money,” added Greening. “They’ve got a group of players with the experience of being in the Premiership and that experience really told – they were so clinical.“But let’s not take anything away from our boys, we let Worcester be clinical. We didn’t deliver and when things started going against us lost our confidence and it wasn’t until half-time that we got it back and you saw a different team in the second half.” 5 Feb 2000: The England front row of Phil Vickery, Phil Greening and Jason Leonard during the Six Nations Championship match against Ireland at Twickenham in London. \ Mandatory Credit: Alex Livesey /Allsport last_img read more

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Lloyds TSB Foundations are celebrating giving over £200 million in grants to charities since 1987. The four independent Lloyds TSB Foundations, which include England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands, are amongst the largest grant-making trusts in the UK and support charities that help disadvantaged and disabled people to play a fuller role in the community.With a mission to help small grass-roots charities, the Foundation targets its funding to social and community needs, and education and training. Working with small community-based charities means that relatively small sums can make a huge difference and in 2003 the average regional grant was £5,760 (£14,720 at an England and Wales-wide level). The Foundation also believes it is vital to support day-to-day running costs to ensure charities’ short-term survival and long-term sustainability and in 2003, 65% of grants by value were for core costs. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Lloyds TSB Foundations pass £200 million in grants milestone Kathleen Duncan, Director General for the Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales commented: “We are delighted to have been able to help over 30,000 charities since 1987 and are particularly pleased that a significant number of charities have been able to use our grant to lever additional essential funding.”center_img Howard Lake | 1 September 2004 | News Tagged with: Research / statistics  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

first_imgNews Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU December 2, 2020 Find out more Spanish journalists hold a banner reading “Our professional secrecy, your right to information” during a protest to defend freedom of the press and protection of sources outside the Supreme Court in Madrid on December 14, 2018/ AFP to go further RSF_en Receive email alerts The seizure of phones, computers and files from Diario de Mallorca reporter Kiko Mestre and Europa Press reporter Blanca Pou was ordered on 11 December by a Palma judge who is investigating the leak of a police report. Both journalists specialize in covering court cases and crime.The leaked report was about a high-profile corruption case in the Balearic Islands involving a discotheque chain owner who is reportedly protected by local police officers and politicians. The two journalists revealed details from this report in their respective media outlets in July.In his order, the judge said the police should examine the journalists’ emails and messages on WhatsApp and other social network services.Mestre was the first to be contacted by the authorities. He was summoned to the lawcourts in Palma, where his mobile phone was seized. The police then went to the headquarters of the Palma de Mallorca newspaper and tried to take his computer, but the newspaper’s management prevented them.At the same time, another police team went to the Palma office of the Europa Press news agency, where they made Pou hand over her mobile phone and computer.“We condemn this grave violation of the confidentiality of journalists’ sources, which is protected by Spanish law, and we call on the judicial authorities to immediately return the equipment seized from the journalists,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk.The two media outlets have filed complaints against the judge who ordered the seizures,  which have been condemned not only by journalists’ associations but also by many politicians of all parties. Around 50 journalists also demonstrated outside the supreme court in defence of the confidentiality of sources.Spain is ranked 31st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Follow the news on Spain SpainEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources SpainEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources center_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the seizure of the phones and computers of two journalists by police in the Spanish city of Palma, the capital of the Balearic Islands, and calls for their immediate return. This confiscation constituted a grave violation of the confidentiality of the journalists’ sources, RSF said. News News Organisation December 19, 2018 Spanish police violate confidentiality of two journalists’ sources News April 27, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Two Spanish journalists killed in eastern Burkina Faso last_img read more

first_imgThank you, Dell’s customers, partners, supporters, team members—together we achieved something immense! Through the #EntrepreneursUNite campaign, under Michael Dell’s leadership, we were able to garner monumental awareness and support for Goal 8 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aka ‘the world’s to do list’ for the next 15 years, which world leaders ratified at the UN this past week.Overall, #EntrepreneursUNite generated more than 1.2 billion actions in community participation (emails, blogs, social and traditional media) and nearly 60,000 petition signatures, delivered to the UN ahead of the vote. Together, we created a movement!On Sunday, after Goal 8 was officially gaveled in, we were able to see extraordinary entrepreneurial ideas at the Solutions Summit hosted by Megan Smith, Chief Technology Officer for the White House, and Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Barack Obama. Megan touted Dell as the leader in technology solutions, and thanked us for bringing the private sector to the Summit—business and policy must work hand-in-hand to create effective change.The Solutions Summit took place at the UN Headquarters, and gave exceptional innovators whose ideas are already helping to push forward the SDGs the chance to meet with policymakers, investors and industry leaders, all working to scale these projects for greater impact.Speaking at the Summit, Macharia Kamau, Ambassador and Permanent Representative from Kenya to the United Nations, said it best:“We need to get started right away.  We only have 15 years.ShareIn other words, the work starts in earnest NOW.The SDGs span a range of pressing issues from ending poverty to gender equality to protecting our oceans. The 17 goals that were passed are an inclusive take on what needs to be done to make our planet a happy, healthy and safe place for all people.Participating in UN week has been a reminder that we still have a lot of work to do on many fronts—people are going hungry, women still don’t have equal opportunities, and climate change is putting our world at risk—but Dell believes in the power of entrepreneurs around the world to step up, strengthen the economy, create jobs and solve these issues.  They are the superheroes of our generation.Goal 8 is focused on providing sustainable economic growth and decent employment opportunities for all. The world needs to add 600 million new jobs in the next 10 years to employ the entire eligible workforce. Goal 8 also recognizes that a major driving force behind the economy—and those jobs we need—are entrepreneurs.Entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of the global economy, with startups and small businesses providing up to 70 percent of new jobs, and up to 90 percent in some emerging markets. From Sudan to Silicon Valley, entrepreneurs are providing jobs and growing the economy, creating a trickle-down effect that brings benefits to entire communities.We were able to reiterate the need for strong support of entrepreneurs globally on “Morning Joe” on Monday, highlighting the need entrepreneurs have for access to technology, capital, markets and talent in order to be able to thrive.The support behind Goal 8 and the rest of the SDGs has been phenomenal. Because of the power of the movement we all built together, Dell was invited to help open the Social Good Summit—which brought together advocates, global leaders, and change makers interested in creating a more sustainable, equal and thriving world.Karen Quintos, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Dell, assisted in opening the Summit by reading Goal 8 on stage with luminaries such as Victoria Beckham, Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, and Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever. Dell representatives also had the privilege of speaking on panels with some of the most dedicated supporters of the SDGs.Passionate people with big ideas can accomplish great things, and being surrounded by individuals who truly care and are working hard to make change was inspirational. Leila Janah, founder and CEO of Samasource, is an example of how entrepreneurship carried out globally can make an outstanding impact on communities. By providing low-level tech jobs to people in poor areas, she’s helped lift thousands out of poverty.Now that Goal 8 has passed, the work we need to do has just begun. It lies on all of us—citizens, governments, and the private sector—to make sure we keep entrepreneurship a priority and front of mind for the next 15 years, so that we can provide jobs for the millions of people who need them.You can continue to help us build a more innovative and sustainable world by continuing the dialogue around #EntrepreneursUNite here.The global economy needs support from everyone; it has to be a team effort. Let’s enable entrepreneurs around the world and make a change together!last_img read more